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Thyroid Disorders

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Many women (and some men) are impacted by a thyroid disorder as they grow older, and particularly as they eclipse the 50-year mark. The risk is higher for those with a family history of thyroid disease and for smokers. Because of the important role that the thyroid plays in the production of hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism and calcium levels, it is important to see your primary care physician for evaluation if you suspect you may have a thyroid disorder. 

Thyroid problems may include the formation of goiters, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, thryroiditis, thyroid cancer and thyroid nodules. The following are potential symptoms of these underlying conditions.

Symptoms and Signs of Thyroid Disease:

  • Weakness in the Arm
  • Chronic Coughing
  • Problems With Breathing/Swallowing
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Enlarged Lymph Nodes
  • Fatigue
  • Hair Loss
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Infertility
  • Insomnia
  • Joint and Muscle Pain
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Neck Pain or Swelling
  • Skin Changes
  • Voice Changes
  • Weight Loss or Gain

Causes and Risk Factors for Thyroid Problems

  • Autoimmune Disorder
  • Certain Medications (lithium)
  • Dysfunctional Pituitary Gland
  • Family History of Thyroid Disease
  • Over/under Production of Thyroid Hormones
  • Iodine Overexposure
  • Subacute Thyroiditis (inflammation)
  • Thyroid Cancer

Patients from across Pasco County and beyond have sought help from our providers to obtain effective diagnosis and treatment of thyroid disorders. If you have symptoms of a thyroid problem, contact our office online or call for an appointment today at 813.907.8430.